Coming up with an original and unique booster club name is a great way to help with booster club marketing.
First, you have to make sure that the name you do like, doesn’t already exist.
Tip: Choose a name that identifies your group, school, and the activity that you are supporting.
You never want to use a school’s logo or mascot without written consent. You may even need licenses stating that you have permission to use them, and the terms for which you may use them. This protects both you and the school.
Don’t just assume that your booster club can use the school’s mascot, make sure to ask and have written permission. Some schools would rather that you not use their mascots for your own club for fear that it could tarnish theirs.
Simply creating your booster club logo is possibly the best way to go. If you can attain mascot usage rights, that’s even better. You can combine the two to create a unique booster club logo that still ties in with the school and doesn’t feel like an out of place entity.
Booster clubs involve a lot of paperwork, and this often includes official statements, business cards, and more. While the world is slowly fading more into the digital age, and the world of social media, paper business documents may seem a little obsolete.
Using booster club print assets is a great way to do local advertising when you are out and away from the internet.
Merely telling someone to visit your booster club website or social media handle isn’t good enough.
Minds can quickly become distracted or forget. Having a paper reminder in their pockets like a booster club business card will remind them long after the conversation has ended.
This is great for booster club promotion and booster club marketing!
Official document papers with booster club logos and letterhead can also make you seem much more official during communication with local businesses.
Have booster club business cards to direct companies and individuals to a booster club website.
This is where they can get further instructions on how they can help support your group.
Online booster club marketing is an entirely different ball game from the paper promoting you may be doing in the schools with booster club posters on the wall.
Having a booster club website is excellent for booster club marketing because you can reach people all over the world as well as businesses and individuals nearby.
When more people can find you, more people can support you. Support can easily translate into donations or an increase in volunteers. Having a website and building up your booster club’s social media presence is key to building your booster club marketing strategy.
More and more people are gluing their eyes to their smartphones and social media outlets. Building your social media presence is very important for your booster club.
“With social media, your booster club can create exposure for its cause, engage and interact with potential volunteers and donors, and garner the attention of a wider audience.”
By tackling these three platforms, you can quickly expand your booster clubs’ reach and increase profitability. These social media outlets can also help you to improve your booster club’s communication by allowing you to remind members and followers about upcoming events.
Communication plays a vital role in both booster club marketing as well as booster club success. Without communication, nobody would have a clue about different events, fundraisers, or upcoming meetings.
Some things needed for proper booster club communication include:
While printed newsletters are relatively easy enough to figure out, email communication can prove to be a better asset and use of your time. Email marketing is a great way to communicate because you can send out messages to a lot of people at one time.
One of the biggest fundraisers often held by booster clubs is t-shirt sales. Creating booster club merchandise that shows support and love for both the school as well as the program you’re supporting is a great way to make money and promote the booster club.
While t-shirts are always popular, other items to consider for booster club merchandise could include:
These items are all great for selling both in person as well as online thanks to online marketing.
Sometimes, a job can come with too many responsibilities for a single person to handle. In these cases, handing off leadership can really help. Delegation is a great asset to booster club membership because it not only helps to release stress on some members, but it also gives non-board member booster club volunteers a chance to participate at a higher level.
Online marketing for your booster club is a great way to advertise. A lot of the ways that you can choose to do online marketing are free! This is a great way to prevent eating up profits with added advertising costs.
A few easy ways to use online marketing include:
With the internet, you can target people that are far away and your local community as well.
Local marketing is when you target the people within your area. These can be businesses or individuals, as the goals are generally similar. You want them to support your booster club, and give you money. The exact details can be further broken down into more specific things desired, but it all comes back to help and money.
Besides local advertisement (radio show ads, posters, postcards in the mail, paper newsletters) there are plenty of other ways to do local marketing.
When you hold events (fundraising or not), the event is entertaining to guests for one reason or another. People in attendance can see what your group is like, what you do for your school/programs/community and are more inclined to help or donate to the cause.